Guitar 35

Date Completed: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016

This guitar uses a symmetrical fan bracing that employs a novel design. A single fan runs down the length of the center lower bout, while each additional fan converges into it. Pairing this concept with my inverted, spherical graduation of the soundboard gives the deep fundamental response of the traditional, 7 fan bracing a bit more clarity and separation between voices that I have always found lacking in symmetrical fan bracing designs. Furthermore, the super light padauk bridge gives the guitar a cross grain strength and immediacy of response necessary for a wide dynamic range of playing techniques.


  • French Polish of Shellac Finish
  • Western Red Cedar Soundboard
  • Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Padauk Bridge
  • African Mahogany Neck
  • Maple Binding with purple heart accents
  • 52.5mm Nut Width
  • Fan Bracing